Health and Fitness

From aerobics and belly dancing to Pilates and Zumba, we offer dozens of fun courses to get you moving.

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Courses

Barre Fusion

Barre Fusion combines the muscular conditioning of fitness, the lengthening/strengthening of ballet, and the core stabilization of Pilates-inspired mat work. This full-body workout for participants of all levels incorporates barre work, standing work, and floor work using light weights, resistance bands and tubes. Please bring a set of two- to five-pound hand weights, a yoga mat, and a towel. The rest of the props will be provided. Comfortable fitness attire and ballet slippers or yoga socks are recommended.

ZREC-129-700

Course does not meet on 6/19 & 6/26

ZREC-129-601

Course does not meet on 4/3

Course will be held in Brahan Hall, Room 114

Emma Castoria of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Barre Fusion
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Wednesdays, 6/5 - 7/31
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
ZREC-129 700 0 seats left $60Section Full

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Barre: Strength and Flex

Barre: Strength & Flex combines the core conditioning associated with Pilates with the flexibility improvements that occur with yoga, plus stability and strength exercises associated with ballet and fitness. This workout incorporates floor work, barre work and standing body weight exercises with the use of light weights, resistance bands and the barre. No previous experience is needed, just bring a set of 2- to 5-pound hand weights, a yoga mat and a towel, and wear comfortable fitness clothes. This workout is traditionally done barefoot, but you may choose to wear split sole sneakers or ballet shoes

Course will be held in Brahan Hall, Room 114

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Barre: Strength and Flex
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Mondays, 6/10 - 7/22
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
ZREC-081 700 0 seats left $60Section Full

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HI-LO Impact Aerobics

This is a combination Hi-Lo impact class designed with both men and women in mind. Each class adheres to the exercise guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine. The one-hour class includes a complete cardiovascular workout and a stretching and strength training component that will tone muscles and burn fat. Routines are set to contemporary music by the original artists. Energize and have fun. This class is designed for all levels – everyone can be successful!

Course does not meet 7/1 & 7/29

 Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In Inc., Instructor

HI-LO Impact Aerobics
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Mondays, 6/3 - 8/5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-012 700 6 seats left $65

Introduction to Science-Based Fitness

If there was an exercise program that could give you results in just one workout per week, would you be interested in learning about it? If so, you are in luck! Certified Personal Trainer Steve Grogan is offering a course to teach you about Science-Based Fitness, an exercise program unlike anything you’ve seen. Each session is a mixture of a lecture and workout, where you’ll learn how this system can help you lose fat and build muscle at the same time with no warmup or cool down, no stretching routine, and best of all, no need to split your attention between strength training on one day and cardio on another. Students should bring an exercise mat, two five-pound dumbbells, and two 10-pound dumbbells. Two three-pound and two eight-pound dumbbells are also optional.

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Steve Grogan., Instructor 

Introduction to Science-Based Fitness
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Tuesdays, 7/2 - 7/23
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-127 700 5 seats left $35

My First High Peak

Are you curious about becoming a 46er and considering hiking your first high peak with other beginner mountaineers and nature lovers? This class will equip you with the basics to build a foundation that will last a lifetime. This is a “learn and do” class that will provide you with an introduction to beginner map reading skills and information on what gear you do and do not need. You will learn how to return from the peaks with as much zeal or more than when you began. You’ll also develop an increased love for the forest and earn an ADK High Peaks achievement shirt. Cost of class includes a $15 materials fee.

2 Sessions, first session at 99 Town Park Road, East Greenbush, NY. High Peak hike location TBA.

Hollan Bonjukian of Trufitness and Nutrition, Instructor

My First High Peak
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Sunday, 7/21
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, 7/28
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
ZREC-120 700 9 seats left $125

Pilates Mat - Beginner

Pilates is a precise method of exercise that focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. This class will focus on the core, and you will practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Just bring a mat (yoga style “sticky” mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind. This class is designed for the beginner Pilates student with little or no experience.

Course will be held in Brahan  Hall, Room 114

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Beginner
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Mondays, 6/10 - 7/22
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
ZREC-015 700 0 seats left $60Section Full

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Pilates Mat - Intermediate

This course is a continuation of the Pilates method. It will incorporate the basic and intermediate-level exercises into a more intense style of class. This class level is appropriate for students who have had at least two semesters (one year) of experience practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).

Course will be held in Brahan  Hall, Room 114

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Intermediate
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Mondays, 6/10 - 7/22
6:05 pm - 6:55 pm
ZREC-017 700 0 seats left $60Section Full

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Qi Gong

Qi Gong is an ancient healing practice which combines flowing movements, breathing techniques and the use of acupressure points to energize and heal the body. Maria Patrick is a certified Qi Gong instructor who will teach the participants how to unlock their inner power with Qi Gong to uncover the root cause of disease – and transform themselves through movements which will increase their energy, reduce their stress, boost their vitality and promote inner healing. Maria’s Qi Gong classes are suitable for all ages and all fitness levels. Her classes are energizing, uplifting and inspiring! Please bring a yoga mat to class.

Course does not meet on 7/2

Course will be held in Brahan Hall, Room 114

Maria Patrick, Instructor

Qi Gong
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Tuesdays, 6/4 - 6/25
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesdays, 7/9 - 7/16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZREC-103 700 0 seats left $60Section Full

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Yoga I

This course is of value to students of any age, with or without previous experience in yoga. We will focus patiently on classic postures and breathing exercises to bring balance and wellbeing to the body, mind and spirit. With the development of physical flexibility and calmness of mind, we also lay the foundations for a rewarding lifelong practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Wednesday class will not meet on 6/19

Thursday class will not meet on 7/4

Course will be held in Brahan Hall, Room 114

Jeanne Wein, Instructor 

Yoga I
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Mondays, 6/3 - 7/15
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZPGE-011 700 0 seats left $72Section Full

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Wednesdays, 6/5 - 7/24
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ZPGE-011 701 8 seats left $72
Wednesdays, 6/5 - 7/24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ZPGE-011 702 4 seats left $72
Thursdays, 6/6 - 7/25
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZPGE-011 703 0 seats left $72Section Full

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Zumba

This hour-long dance-based fitness class is set to international rhythms. No experience in dance or aerobic classes is required and Zumba is open to all fitness levels. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!

Course does not meet on 6/19

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In Inc., Instructor

Zumba
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Wednesdays, 6/5 - 8/14
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZREC-026 700 4 seats left $80

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Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2024 Hours (May 20 - July 26): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)